SPORTING CALENDAR 

Bermuda's much-anticipated sporting calendar unveiled

Nestled in the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda gears up for a spectacular showcase of sailing and sports in its much-anticipated event calendar. Having been long regarded as a sailing haven, Bermuda attracts athletes, adventurers and sporting enthusiasts from across the globe. With its breath-taking landscapes, vibrant culture and a plethora of world-class regattas, Bermuda Tourism Authority reveals what lies ahead for the sporting world over the next year.

Diver in the water

2024

Dive month

Scuba divers

Diving enthusiasts and explorers are drawn to Bermuda’s depths, which features over 300 shipwrecks submerged in its crystalline waters. In the east, at the St. Georges Marina and Superyacht Dock, Bermuda Yacht Services offers divers the opportunity to explore the Cathedral reef, a hidden gem teeming with caves, canyons, and crevices. Not far from this underwater wonderland lie two magnificent shipwrecks, the 109-metre Rita Zovetta and the 117-metre Pelinaion, both resting in depths of six to 21 metres. In contrast, the west unveils its own mysteries at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club Marina. Divers can explore the legendary Mary Celestia, whose secret cargo of perfume and wine remained hidden for nearly 150 years until its discovery in 2011. Nearby, the Constellation, made famous by Jaws author Peter Benchley's novel 'The Deep,' offers divers a chance to step into the pages of nautical history, surrounded by the beauty and enigma of Bermuda's undersea realm.

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Scuba divers
Scuba divers

27 April - 37th Annual Convex End to End

Bermuda from the sky

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The Convex End to End originated as a fitness challenge among friends and has evolved into a significant annual event now in its 27th year. This charitable "fun raiser" draws thousands of participants who walk, ride, or swim across Bermuda, collectively raising funds for local charities. Along the route, thousands of spectators come together to cheer on participants, contributing to the vibrant social atmosphere that sets the ETE apart as a truly special experience.

28 April - USATF Bermuda Grand Prix

USATF Bermuda Grand Prix athletes

Sports enthusiasts will find their passions kindled as the island welcomes the USATF Bermuda Grand Prix in April. Set against the stunning beauty of Bermuda, this elite international track and field event promises a thrilling competition featuring Olympians and world-class athletes.

Sports enthusiasts will find their passions kindled as the island welcomes the USATF Bermuda Grand Prix in April.

USATF Bermuda Grand Prix athlete

With its perfect blend of natural beauty and state-of-the-art facilities, Bermuda emerges as an ideal training and competing ground. 

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USATF Bermuda Grand Prix athletes
USATF Bermuda Grand Prix athletes
USATF Bermuda Grand Prix athletes
USATF Bermuda Grand Prix athletes

4-5 May - Bermuda Sail Grand Prix (SailGP)

Bermuda Sail Grand Prix

SailGP delivers electrifying high-speed racing, showcasing cutting-edge technology and elite athletes in a captivating battle of precision and skill against the backdrop of Bermuda's paradise. There is much to offer spectating superyachts, with owners being granted premium positioning through VIP packages in previous years, placing them right at the heart of the action and ensuring they have the best seat in the house to witness the high-speed drama unfold. VIP packages for 2024 are yet to be announced.

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Bermuda Sail GP
Bermuda Sail GP

24 May - Bermuda Day Half-Marathon Derby

Bermuda Day Half Marathon

Established in 1909, the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby stands as the island's oldest race, evolving into a highly anticipated cultural and sporting extravaganza. Held annually on Bermuda Day (Friday 24 May 2024), this event has woven itself into the fabric of the community. Noteworthy for its philanthropic commitment, the Derby consistently directs its efforts towards charitable causes. Over the years, the event has proudly contributed nearly $150,000 to local charities and individuals in need, embodying a spirit of community support and generosity.

7 June - Annapolis to Bermuda Ocean Race

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Spanning 753 miles, the Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race offers an extraordinary blend of inshore and offshore racing as it winds its way from the Chesapeake Bay, across the Gulf Stream and, ultimately, to Bermuda. The bi-annual event presents a unique set of challenges — technically demanding, physically taxing and characterised by both spirited and tranquil moments. More than just a race, it serves as an aspiration for many sailors, allowing them to fulfill a lifelong dream: embarking on a blue-water passage to a coral island adorned with pink sandy beaches and renowned for its legendary hospitality.

Newport Bermuda Race 

Newport Bermuda Race

 June is full of maritime glory as the Newport Bermuda Race unfurls its 635-mile biennial saga. Starting on 21 June and organised by the Bermuda Race Foundation, this historic race, founded in 1906, epitomises true seamanship. Sailing enthusiasts from across the globe converge to take on the challenge of the open ocean, navigating towards the iconic St. David's Lighthouse. The race's nickname, "the Thrash to the Onion Patch", attests to the exhilarating winds and waves that characterise this prestigious event.

13-17 July - Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Tournament

Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Tournament

If the chance of catching a 1,000-pound blue marlin intere